Feature A & E Stories
- Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:33 03 December 2013
- Written by VICTORIA STEY VICTORIA STEY
Cuts in funding forces creativity and resourcefulness
Even though Calgary's artistic community has seen significant cuts to their budgets, Dennis Cahill, artistic director at the Loose Moose Theatre Company, is optimistic that the city will continue to welcome and support arts.
"In general, people want to have the arts here. So I'm hoping it doesn't get to the point where there's no support and no means of producing shows," says Cahill, who has been with the company since it was established in 1977.
- Published on Friday, 29 November 2013 19:43 29 November 2013
- Written by MADISON FARKAS MADISON FARKAS
'Many Faces, Many Paths' gives two distinct interpretations
Many Faces, Many Paths: Art of Asia has been a fixture at the Glenbow Museum for nearly 25 years. The oldest of the museum's permanent exhibits, it houses more than 80 statues, sculptures and other Buddhist and Hindu relics, dating as far back as the first century.
But despite the peaceful atmosphere of this gallery, museum staff and the collection's most prominent donor have different views on the exhibit's significance — whether it is religious or artistic.
- Published on Thursday, 28 November 2013 17:55 28 November 2013
- Written by LINDSAY DOUGLAS LINDSAY DOUGLAS
Genre maintains a powerful presence in Calgary
Attending a ska show means witnessing the passion and energy of a group of seven or more musicians as they celebrate their love for ska music. You might see the horn section swaying with their instruments: saxophone, trumpet and trombone.
You might see the lead singer of a ska band pumping his or her fist in the air and yelling to the crowd to get them riled up for a fast-paced song, while the drummer goes wild in the back, to keep the quick pace going.
- Published on Thursday, 21 November 2013 17:42 21 November 2013
- Written by VERONICA POCZA VERONICA POCZA
Calgary Journal reporter Veronica Pocza gets to know twin Harry Potter film actors, James and Oliver Phelps
It's a normal, - 16 C winter day in chilly Calgary, Alta. I'm sitting patiently, on a somewhat uncomfortable couch in a lavish café awaiting my famous British interviewees. I couldn't decide what was making me more nervous, the fact that I had to somehow interview two people at once — a first, for me — or the fact that I was about to sit down with James and Oliver Phelps, identical twins famous for their roles as Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter film series.